Forced inland because of the gale foce wind blowing sand into my face. At Upton Cross ( near South Milton ) - a walk round a rape seed field produced 200 + Skylark 10 Linnet, 36 Stock Dove , and the big surprise of the day (year ? ) a pair of Grey Partridge flushed from a hedgerow - I don't know who was the most surprised the Partridge or me ! I am aware that Falconers do release birds - there were some at Soar 2 years ago.
This afternoon at Aveton Gifford Bewick's Swan, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Common sandpiper.